Category: Bits & Pieces

Christmas Markets 2019 Fraeylemaborg
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

Christmas Markets 2019

What is even more wonderful than a Christmas market … exactly, a Christmas market in or around a castle. Sometimes they’re huge, sometimes they’re rather small. If you’re planning to visit one of the markets, here are the dates for 2019. Some have already taken place, so I didn’t list them, others are still to […]

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Royal finances, spending and criticism Photo: Pixabay
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

Royal finances, spending and criticism

Let’s face it: royals are not celebrities, although sometimes you really wonder nowadays. Royals mix with celebrities, and have already done so for years. Where celebrities can spend the money they earned as it pleases them, royals have to be much more careful. Already for centuries royal houses have been financed by the state. In […]

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Meghan’s colleagues – American royalty photo: Pixabay
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

Meghan’s colleagues – American royalty

The American actress Meghan Markle was not the first woman or man from the USA to marry into nobility or royalty. Already in the late 18th century the first American women married into noble families, and this continued all through the 19th century until today. According to Crowning Glory the American invasion in the British […]

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King’s Day – Shop Window Competition in Groningen Greving & Greving Optiek
Bits & Pieces, News

King’s Day – Shop Window Competition in Groningen

In the past years I almost had to search for some King’s Day related shop windows. This year, not unexpectedly, the city of Groningen has already turned into festive mood. Of course King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima and their family are coming to celebrate the day in Groningen. The business association Groningen City Club holds […]

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